There’s an excellent quality/value proposition at Bar Mamie: modestly-priced, hyperlocal charcuterie and cheese boards, hearty small plates of comfort food like raclette and cheese fondue in winter, great house wine of every color, and a welcoming atmosphere that makes it perfect for an apéro and a bite (big or small) at any time. Decorated with items from the owner’s Mamie’s kitchen, it’s cozy here, with both hightops and big and small table seating.
The summertime terrasse hugging the restaurant is a convivial spot to see what’s happening in the Little Italy-adjacent neighborhood. If there’s no room, check out La Cave de Mamie next door, a wine shop with tapas, and La Boucherie de Mamie, a butcher shop by day and an all-meat restaurant at night (all the proteins come from less than two hours away). No reservations here, so arrive early or be prepared to connect with the folks next in line while you’re waiting at the iconic Bruno Sport Bar across the way.